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That's right, has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives


For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux


GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port


There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten


It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives


Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches


It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd


The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support


"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games


As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Asus Chromebit CS10: Chrome OS on a stick

 LinuxBSDos: It's about the size of a candy bar and as you can already guess from its name, it runs Google's Chrome OS, the same Cloud-based operating system that powers Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.

BlackArch Linux ISO Images Updated with Over 100 New Tools, Multilib Support

More than 100 new tools have been added in the new BlackArch ISOs

Snapcraft 0.5 Is Out for Snappy Ubuntu 15.04, Snapcraft 2.0 In Plan for Ubuntu 16.04

And now for the good news, as the Snappy Ubuntu developers have announced their plans for the next major release of Snapcraft, version 2.0

How to remove trailing whitespaces in a file on Linux

 xmodulo: When you are writing code for your program, you must understand that there are standard coding styles to follow.

Tiny, rugged SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 410

Inforce has launched an 85 x 54mm "Inforce 6309 Micro SBC" that runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410 and offers -30 to 85??C operation and optional PoE.

Yorba Group, Developers of Geary and Shotwell, Is No Longer Active

The Yorba Foundation, a group of developers working on applications like Geary or Shotwell, is no more, and the projects are now available through the GNOME stack.

Practical tips for working with OpenStack

To help you keep up, puts together a list of the best how-tos, guides, tutorials, and tips every month. Website Says Microsoft's Software Is Malware has a category on its website named 'Philosophy of the GNU Project' where the Microsoft software is described as malware, along with Apple and Amazon.

Will Steam Machine Solve Linux's Gaming Woes?

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Dying Light's DLC The Following will be on Linux, price set to rise soon

Tags:Zombies,Survival,Steam,RPG,DLC,Coming Soon,Action I have it straight from the developer that Dying Light's DLC The Following will be on Linux,…

Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh tested on Linux, very freaky

Tags:Adventure,Early Access,Horror,Steam Today I decided to have a glass of man-up juice and actually play Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh. It's…

Hollow Knight looks like exactly the type of action platformer I would play on Linux

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,DRM Free,Platformer,SteamHollow Knight's trailer took me by surprise, not only do the graphics and animations look really…

GhostControl Inc, the ghost hunter turn-based strategy game has a big update

Tags:Indie Game,Steam,StrategyGhostControl Inc is a pretty cool idea, and one to try for fans of things like XCOM and Ghostbusters, the developers…

Empire TV Tycoon released for SteamOS & Linux, manage your own TV channel

Tags:Simulation,Steam,StrategyEmpire TV Tycoon has just today put up their Linux version after sorting out some issues, and I can't wait to give it a…

A big Steam sale is now on, get some cheap games for Linux & SteamOS

Tags:SteamHeads up cheapo hunters, as Steam has a big sale on right now that lasts until December 1st. I've highlighted some deals I think are pretty…

Albion Online, my impressions of this new Linux MMO currently in closed beta

Tags:RPG,MMO,Initial Thoughts Albion Online is something I have kept on eye on for sometime now, and since I’ve been playing it during the…

Switch Galaxy Ultra, a fast-paced arcade racer now on SteamOS & Linux

Tags:Steam,Racing,ActionSwitch Galaxy Ultra looks pretty decent, it has some positive reviews, and it has parts designed by WipeOut co-creator Jim…

Mini-review of physics puzzler Unmechanical: Extended, released for Linux on GOG and Steam

Tags:Steam,Review,Puzzle,GOG,AdventureUnmechanical has been extended with a new chapter, adding more than an hour's worth of puzzles and exploration,…

New Broforce update adds new characters, new game mode and more

Tags:Steam,Platformer,Action Broforce is by far my favourite action platformer ever made, that is an easy decision for me to make. The fact they are…

Storm United FPS major patch released, better Linux performance

Tags:Steam,FPS,Early Access,ActionStorm United is easily one of my favourite up and coming FPS games, it needs more players so get going people. In…

The New Crimson AMD Driver Tested on R7 370 4G

Tags:Hardware,BenchmarkThe new proprietary AMD GPU Driver named Crimson just shipped and I decided to take it for a spin in a set of benchmarks. So,…

Syber discounted their Steam Machine line and most are now sold out

Tags:Hardware,Editorial Well now, Syber discounted their Steam Machine line (all three models), and now all but the highest price machine are sold…

Leak: AMD's new driver will apparently offer much better performance on Linux

Tags:Hardware,EditorialIt seems a leak (the rest is very Windows focused) from slides showing off AMD Crimson is reporting much better Linux…

GOL Asks: What have you been playing on Linux & SteamOS recently?

Tags:EditorialIt's time for another edition of "GOL Asks", and today I am asking about games you have been playing and loving or hating recently. I…